As seen Vincent van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait” above, a thousands of oil painting are freely available to be on display and downloadable in The National Gallery of Art’s digital archive.
As we’re aware of the move from Guggenheim’s, art museums continue to digitize their archives, day-by-day it’s becoming more and more effortless to inform about famous artworks by the world’s best painters, sculptors, and artists. So far, with over 45,000 digitally archived artworks, Washington’s National Gallery of Art update their featured artworks, which are “designed to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration”. Titled according to theme—such as Self Portraits, Nature and Ecology, and Mythology—the collections are served full of free images for art lovers to search, browse, share, and more, download via NGA Images.
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, “Bacchus and Ariadne” 1696 – 1770, oil on canvas. Timken Collection.
George Stubbs “White Poodle in a Punt” c. 1780, oil on canvas. Paul Mellon Collection.
Henri Rousseau, “Tropical Forest with Monkeys” 1844 – 1910, oil on canvas. John Hay Whitney Collection.
George Bellows, “Club Night” – 1907, oil on canvas. John Hay Whitney Collection.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, “Alfred la Guigne” 1894, oil on cardboard. Chester Dale Collection.
Users can browse the gallery’s vast collection on the website, dedicated to NGA Images where they also can sort the artpieces by title, artist and date.
With all these amazing collections, visitors will find high-resolution images their favourite oil paintings and their digital verse. The best part of the project is, they can even become a curator of their own virtual art collections by using the resources’ Lightbox Arranger tool. With the help of it, users can click and drag to place, annotate, or store each artpiece.
Moreover, they can download the research to create presentations, making NGA Images the perfect source for art students and scholars in the digital basis between the art resources.